Saturday, September 14, 2013

Hang tags for the show

Now that was an exciting title. 
How about a pat on the back for that inventive use of grammer this morning.

This post really is about the hang tags I just finished with help from my mom who decided she wasn't a fan of the stamping step.

I thought I would share how I made these in case there are any others just starting creative businesses out there that don't want to spend a complete fortune on fancy tags right off.

i found this owl holder at the thrift barn in the next town and it was ugly ugly before i painted it. my dad was with me that day and couldn't believe i paid 2 bucks for it. it will be the perfect resting place for business cards at the show on my counter.


 back to the tags: i purchased brown kraft paper from the office supply store (4.00) and used a handheld shape cutter (already had. i bought this cutter on clearance at michael's last year but with those handy 40% off coupons, you can probably snag one for 15.00)  to cut out the tag shape. i had a 3 hole punch but a single handheld punch may have been easier for the hole at the top.
i purchased my self-inking stamp from this etsy store with my logo (31.50) and let me tell you, her customer service was excellent. if you don't have a logo, many office supply stores have stamps premade that you just have to change your personal info and they make a simple one for you for around 10.00. easy peasy.
i used bakers twine (already had for etsy shop) in brown and white to add the ties

so in my case for about 36.00, i am able to make over 100 tags. i need to finish about 100 more which will bring the total to 40.00 but you get the idea. with the original investment of the cutter and stamp out of the way, your hangtags don't have to be a financial burden to your company but still look professional.

Have a great weekend everyone,


What I'm listening to:
I am going to start doing this at the bottom of my blog posts for the audio people out there. The last 2 songs of my playlist.
The music will vary but give an idea of what is keeping me moving

That Girl- Jennifer Nettles
Wait for me- Kings of Leon


  1. Excellent DIY and yes, doing it yourself can save you $$ in the long run! Hoping to get to the show!

  2. Cute tags! I have the supplies but I just can't figure out the font and style for a logo.


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